Mrs. Money: Eco-Friendly Dining Out

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One of my guilty pleasures is dining out.  There’s something about not having to cook, clean, and serve a meal that makes me giddy.  Unfortunately, a lot of the time eating out can have not so friendly eco consequences.  There are ways that you can “green” your dining out or take out experience.  Here are some of the things my family does to save money and the environment.

Five Simple and Cheap Ways to Jazz Up Your Drinking Water

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We’ve all heard that drinking 8 glasses of water a day is essential for your health. And how many of us actually achieve that goal? I think I’m up to 6 glasses a day. However, a doctor recently wrote in the British Medical Journal that drinking 6-8 glasses a day is “thoroughly debunked nonsense” especially since there is no scientific evidence to support this theory.

Sure, you don’t medically have to drink 8 glasses of H2O, but drinking at least 1.5 liters a day is still good for flushing out toxins and keeping your body running smoothly. I hear many people complaining that water is boring and tasteless, so here’s a list of easy and cheap ways to jazz up your water.

The Prudent Pantry: Ways to Reduce Your Sodium Intake

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Image by Kaptain Kobold via Flickr

Last year I attended an American Heart Association event to learn about heart health. Ever since then, I’ve been thinking about one aspect in particular: sodium. We eat too much. The daily recommended amount it about 1,500 milligrams, and the average American consumes over 3,000 milligrams a day.

Wacky Product of the Week: Harry Potter Moving Photographs

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It’s no secret that I’m a huge Harry Potter fan. Some might say I’m “mental” about the series. Books, movies, collectibles, memorabilia, Wizard wear–I can’t seem to get enough! Sitting in front of me, I’ve got the Deathly Hallows symbol on a chain, two wands, a Pygmy Puff named Mortimer, The Tales of Beedle the Bard, a copy of the Quibbler, a Marauder’s Map…need I go on? (I won’t even get started on the fact that I have a cloak and uniform upstairs)

After waiting in line all day yesterday for the midnight showing, I am not even close to Harry Pottered out. So today, I am sharing a cool Harry Potter tech idea that’s in the works at the moment and within reach for us Muggles to get our hands on too: moving photographs.

Herding Cats: Rupert Murdoch Hacking Scandal, Debt Ceiling and the Jeter Hits 3000 Aftermath

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Image courtesy of ICanHasCheezburger

This week we cover the Murdoch scandals, the never-ending debt limit negotiations, Jeter’s 3,000th hit, Google+, good movies about money and a cat scared of green apples.  They are the sour ones, after all.

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